How good are you at being good to yourself?


Not good enough, we bet. Because we doubt you’re reading this by the pool at a Swiss spa. You might be too busy looking after other people. Your personal wellbeing might be way down on your list of priorities. You might be working all hours. And money might be tight.

Stop the clock for some me time.


At Idaraya Life – thanks to our lovely and generous sponsors – we’ve got free classes, activities and coaching to get you into some really good habits. So you’ll feel physically and mentally fitter. Take a peek at what we’ve got on offer, and join in.


Our name?


For those of you who don’t speak Yorùbá, Idaraya means “exercise” (well, "things that make the body/self feel good"). Handy to know if you ever find yourself in Nigeria wearing a leotard and a pair of trainers.


Please note that we’re mainly here for racially marginalised women: the people hardest hit by equalities in health. That being said, we serve all women and just make a determined effort to reach where the needs are most pressing.

Holistic Support

 

We are a women-led and women-focused organisation.


Our lived experiences and professional background ensure that our programmes are created with empathy for the intricate lives women often live.


A top rated organization

 

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Dynamic Services

 

Hiking, Cycling, Tie-Dye, Kayaking, Cooking and so much more....


We have developed an offering that includes a wide range of health and wellbeing activities to ensure that you find what truly supports you as a person.

Over 100 project sites

 

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Friendly Community

 

Variety is the spice of life and our group includes a wonderful range of women.


We welcome all women and are determined to have the most joyfully accesible, inclusive and diverse community of women taking charge of their physical, emotional health.

200+ volunteers

 

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C’mon! There’s room for one more.

Here are the free activities we have on offer. Although they’re great in their own right, don’t forget that they all come with a little something extra:

some fantastic female company.

01

Araya Movement Club


There are classes for small groups every week. You can choose between low-impact interval training and circuit training.

04

Healthy Native Cooks


A lot of African cuisine is perfect for an active agricultural lifestyle. But when transplanted to the UK, some of the recipes might not be the healthiest options. Discover some nutritious and delicious alternatives.

02

Mindful Crafty School

 

Like to add another string to your bow? (Or do we mean another reed to your basket?) Give yourself the chance to relax as you master a few craft skills.

05

Feel Good Cycling Club


It’s not the Tour de Wigan. It’s not competitive. It’s just a bit of fun. So if it’s been a while since you were last on a bike and you’d like to build up your confidence to get back on the road, this is the club for you.

03

Healthy Habits for Life


Ready to pick up some healthy habits? This 12-week programme will help you do just that. It features weekly group coaching, health walks and cycling sessions.

06

Ladies Sports Club


Doing regular physical activity isn’t easy if you’ve got kiddies in tow. But here the free childcare will set momma loose to do her sporty thing with other lady friends.

Upcoming Events

18

June

Shevington & District Community Fete

 

We will be at the Shevington & District Community Fete which takes place every summer – it has been running since 2011, and is a reincarnation of the famous Shevington Carnival of days gone by.

The fete committee work throughout the year to raise funds and organise activities including:

  • children’s rides
  • children’s entertainment
  • stalls throughout the village centre
  • community information
  • sports and races
  • food and drink stalls
  • live entertainment

Saturday, 18 June 2022, 11:00 - 16:00

Testimonials

"It feels like a really safe space."


Bunmi.

"I wouldn't feel motivated to go for a walk by myself but I feel encoraged when i know we're in a group."


Rebecca.

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